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of heartbreak and hope. today, twins alexis and noah beery are typical energetic and athletic 13-year-olds but their lives have not always been this way. the 8th grader recall a day when the most basic activity was a struggle. >> before we would wobble, and we wouldn't be able to talk. we would just we couldn't do anything. we couldn't learn. >> i'd see other kids doing all this stuff doing sports and climbing and sliding down slides. you know, that wa pretty much my biggest dream. >> shortly after birth, twins alexis and for what cried incessantly. doctors called it colic and retta beery sensed something else was off. >> when they were 9 months old we knew that something was wrong with their development. they were so floppy when they were 9 months old. when you would hold them they would flop back they had no muscle tone whatsoever. >> in the months and years that followed alexis and noah's condition deteriorated. the beery family went from one medical specialist to another. but none could offer a definitive diagnosis for their twins. >> not knowing what is going on, having the docto
's great. and your brothers? >> narrator: omarina has two brothers, one older and one her twin. >> my first year here i had a lot of different things going on. i had my brother, who was so smart, and he was just like me-- he's my twin. my brother began to be exposed to a lot of the things that were out there, and not only him but a lot of us were. not a lot of kids make the right choice, and that is happening a lot of times in the bronx for a lot of people. >> narrator: in the summer after sixth grade, her twin started hanging out on the streets and getting in trouble. his mother had him transferred to another school, thinking he'd be safer in a different neighborhood. but today omarlin rarely attends school, and his future seems uncertain. >> when am i going to go to high school? i don't know. i haven't gotten a letter yet of acceptance. >> the fact that he got involved with the streets, and the fact that he let the neighborhood influence him, he just began slipping off the mountain, slipping off, slipping off, slipping off. (choral music playing) >> (recording): ♪ i want to be raised...
golden years. today, these twin burdens are on our shoulders. thus, you'd think our national savings rate would be higher. yet lower it is. so the next time you hear a "yet another" stat about emergency funds, consider using it as a gentle warning signal to take a look at your personal financial ship and make sure there are no economic icebergs floating in your midst. i'm, manisha thakor. >> susie: and speaking of your personal finances, don't expect much of a raise in your paycheck next year. a new forecast says salary increases will run about 3% in 2013. that's way down from the average pay raise of 4.4% back in 2000. many companies froze salary increases during the recent recession, and with the recovery stuck in the mud, many are still not feeling generous when it comes to raises. that's nightly business report for wednesday, july 18. good night everyone. we'll see you online at: www.nbr.com and back hertomorrow night. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media cess group at wgbh ce.wgbh.org >> join us anytime at nbr.com. there, you
, while his twin sister will pay $1,500 a year. also, let your teen see how your premiums are affected if they are put on your policy. they should be lower. premiums are also affected by where you live, what type of car you drive, and if you've bn a responsible driver. kids may actually reduce insurance rates by maintaining good grades. the other big cost is gas. it will cost almost $50 to fill that four-cylinder tank. that's $3,000 in gas per year! so, now, to own and operate that car for one year, your teen will have to spend almost $10,000, after taxes. hopefully, public transportation or their bicycle is looking better. i'm neale godfrey. >> tom: weber and grilling are nearly synonymous. the company that builds the iconic black charcoal grill is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. grilling used to be exclusively a summer-time activity, but now, many of us grill out year-round. as diane eastabrook reports in tonight's "made in america," the trend is spreading to every corner of the globe. >> reporter: nothing says summer like chops on the grill. and nobody does grills like w
, ghoulish crime scenes, hannibal lechter, big screens and tv screens, and twin peaks. >> to be honest, those influences are comparatively trivial. the world health organization emphasizes that in the year 2020, untreated depression is going to be the leading cause of impact on quality of life worldwide. this is not the kind -- this is from the world health organization. >> is there anything in the culture, in society that is different from before that is creating an alteration of mental outlook? >> sure. i think that the heightened security in the united states after the terrorist attacks. >> not in the world of entertainment? >> it is them as well as everybody else. >> we have the next generation of psyiatric drugs coming along. what do you see there, dr. brian doyle? >> i see medications that are going to be at least as effective as the ones we have now, if not more effective, with more favorable side effects. >> have you heard of free gavelin? >> yes. >> what is it? >> it it the first generation of drugs that will affect the inside the brain cells an alter the way they work. that's where
more susceptible to multiple sclerosis. and also if you have two identical twins and one of them has multiple sclerosis, the chances are 30% that the other one will have it. so there clearly is a genetic contribution to this. and if you have additional family members, the incidence will rise. the target of the disease is t myelisheath. so many axe ons in the brain are-- axeons in the brain are covered with this fatty sheath that is designed to enhance conduction along the axeon. there are some unmyelin ated axeons but there are lots in the nervous system and if you attack that in an autoimmune disorder like multiple sclerosis, you can slow and ultimately stop conduction in those axeons. because myelin axeons are thrghout the brain, you can affec many different partof the brain as a result of the autoimmune disease. if you hit the optic nerve you can have transient blindness. if you hit the spinal chord or the brain, you can have sense ory disturbances, tremors, you can have weaknesses in an arm or a leg. these episodes vary in duration. they can last for days. they can last for weeks
's it about? >> i wrote this right after the twin towers went down. this was a poem i wrote for the next valentine's day. they could pump frenzy into air ducts and rage into reservoirs, dynamite dams and drown the cities, cry fire in theaters as the victims are burning, but i will find my way through blackened streets and kneel down at your side. they could jump a median, head-on, and obliterate the future, fit .45's to the hands of kids and skate them off to school, flip live butts into tindbox forests and hellfire half the heavens, but in the rubble of smoking cottages i will hold you in my arms. they could send kidnappers to kindergartens and pedophiles to playgrounds, wrap themselves in old glory and gut the bill of rights, pound at the door with holy screed and put an end to reason, but i will cut through their curtains of cunning and find you somewhere in moonlight. whatever they do with their anthrax or chainsaws, however they strip-search or brainwash or blackmail, they cannot prevent me from sending you robins, all of them singing -- i'll be there. >> a year after 9/11 in that h
, and he is very devoted to her family and she has -- her husband is murdered and her twin sons are murdered, so she has been forced to take over the family business, which is the cartel of mexico, and she was very successful, he is a very successful businesswoman. >> and her business is? >> her business is drugs. >> rose: and when she sees somebody else in her business she wants their business as well? >> if they are very, very good, yes. >> rose: and then along comes dennis. >> oh, yes. >> well, let's see. den space duplicitous, crooked dea agent and he has his own agenda, and he is on both sides of the fence. he is serving the mention cab cartel, mexican cartel as well as the u.s. government and these young guys that have this very successful marijuana business, and, you know, my take on savages is it is really, how far would you go for someone that you love? how savage would you get for someone you love? because .. each of these characters have someone they deeply care about, and dennis is in a situation with his wife and kids, it is also justified for his ill behavior, but
many women were swept up in the twin epidemics of hiv and crack. >> crack cocaine came along. of course, one of the first communities we saw all the devastation in was the african american communities. there was just a huge supply of the drug and just the mere addictive nature of the drug, a very quickly. latched on very, >> the most important thing about the crack cocaine epidemic was the degree to which it was marketed in black and in some latin communities as an aphrodisiac. this is a drug that will enhance sexual pleasure, this is a drug that will make you forget all the cares and woes of everyday life. and it will help you forget because the nature of the sexual experience you'll have will be just mind-blowing. >> narrator: a crack habit took everything. you'd sell whatever you had for the next hit. >> when there was nothing left, women were told, "well, baby, if you ain't got no money, you've always got you. and then there'd be a negotiation for a crack for sex exchange. in many instances, this kind of sexual bargaining, this kind of crack-related sex work was carried out without
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